This article focuses on the challenges of actually realizing New Government. This is the name for a Dutch initiative to reform the administrative environment.
Systematic consideration is given to the underlying principles and policy frameworks while discussing the implications for the management and setup. In this article we be describe an approach for anchoring the strategy of the administrator: the Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) Roadmap. This Roadmap contains a method for translating the administrative agenda with the desired position and service into an architecture for realizing the setup. The development of the Roadmap has four stages: preparation, analysis, realization and use. Finally, we will review the Government Reference Model to make the components of the services visible.